Apprehending that a mr Furst is making a heavy claim on the treasury under a pretended engagemt of him as Die-sinker to the mint by mr Appleton of Leghorn in 1807. I take the liberty of inclosing you a copy of my answer given him this to a letter appealing to me for testimony. mr A’s letter therein mentioned will be at your service whenever called for.
I enquire always with anxiety of the state of your health, and am concerned to learn that your convalescence is more slow than I had wished and hoped. with sincere prayers for it’s progress accept assurances of my friendly attachment & high respect.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.